Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star reports:

Pacers want Dahntay Jones to develop outside shot

Jones’ impact on the court has been at a minimum the past few weeks.

The reason?

He’s a poor 3-point shooter.

For Jones to be a regular in the rotation next season, he’ll likely have to improve his outside shooting stroke.

“Let me answer it this way: I like to space the court,” Pacers coach Jim O’Brien said. “I think if we were to get a point guard that can really space the court, shoot the 3, I think you can get away with having a wing that doesn’t space the court.”

The Pacers knew Jones was not a 3-point specialist when they made him their prized free agent acquisition last summer. They signed him to a four-year contract with a player option on the fourth year.